James Arthur Poetry Retreat and Workshop 


Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM EDT
Friday, August 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM EDT

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Salisbury University 
1101 Camden Ave.
Center for Extended & Lifelong Learning
Salisbury, MD 21801

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RSVP NOW for the Poetry Reading August. 23
from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. 

Salisbury University’s Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning hosts a two-day poetry writing retreat with poet James Arthur , August 23 -24. 

This retreat provides an immersion into poetry writing for poets of all levels. Participants examine several contemporary poems, paying close attention to structural elements like meter, assonance, refrain and the poet’s management of the verse line.

They also determine how each poem establishes expectations in the reader’s mind, then either gratifies or subverts those expectations. Brief in-class writing exercises give participants the opportunity to apply these techniques in first-draft poems of their own.

Arthur’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic and Poetry, among others. His honors include Princeton University’s Hodder Fellowship, Stanford University’s Stegner Fellowship, the Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholarship and the Discovery/The Nation Prize. His debut poetry collection, Charms Against Lightning, is available from Copper Canyon Press.

An assistant professor in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, he also has earned a Fulbright Scholarship to the Seamus Heaney Centre in Northern Ireland. In summer 2017 he was in residence at the Al Purdy A-frame in Ameliasburgh, Ontario, Canada.

Registration is $175, $160 Lighthouse Poetry Society, ESWA and MWA members. Includes continental breakfast and lunch

For more information and to register over the phone contact:

Molly Riordan
Center for Extended & Lifelong Learning at Salisbury University